[R-SIG-Mac] R Update - FAILED- HELP!!!

Jean Jang jeanwaijang at gmail.com
Sun Oct 7 01:04:36 CEST 2012

Hi Thanks for your attention.

I avoided updating because I heard of similar problems. But found I  
had to execute certain things. I can't find the R download in the  
folder I initially tried but I remember it telling me that it could  
not finish because the program was in use. I found this R icon next to  
my applications folder and it is Rstudio 0.96.331 but says modified 27  
Aug 12 - not sure if this is the version I tried today.

I do not know how to 'R --vanilla'

I would like to be able to run RStudio this is what I know of and was  
running from before.

I downloaded the latest version of R from the CRAN website (R-2.15.1  
signed.pkg) and restarted.

But the RStudio icon I had in my dock will still not launch. Now in my  
applications folder I have RStudio (big blue ball) and two icons for  
'R' - one with just 'R' the other with 'R64'. Should I be putting some  
of these in the trash?

What should I do now?


On 6-Oct-12, at 12:11 PM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> On 06/10/2012 22:12, Jean Jang wrote:
>> Apologies, I forgot to include the message from the Terminal:
>> jeans-macbook-104:~ jean$ R
>> R version 2.13.1 (2011-07-08)
> Please try installing a current version of R from CRAN: that is  
> several versions old and 2.15.1 is current (and 2.15.2 imminent).
> Do you know what version you updated from?
> Had I been Michael I would have asked you to start R with 'R -- 
> vanilla': one possibility is that the startup files have got  
> corrupted or need updating for the updated R.
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>> [Previously saved workspace restored]
> That's one file you may need to get out of the way.
>> >
>> On 6-Oct-12, at 10:38 AM, R. Michael Weylandt wrote:
>>> On Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 9:33 PM, Jean Jang <jeanwaijang at gmail.com>  
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi R-listers,
>>>> I just tried updating my R and now I can't even open it and it is
>>>> prompting me to relaunch then relaunch just reappears. And it  
>>>> will not
>>>> open R. I am afraid I may have lost my scripts.
>>>> What should I do? I am running a MacBook OS X Version 10.5.8
>>>> 1) Restore the entire system to an earlier date?
>>>> 2) Drag R from applications and reload R program (updated version)?
>>>> Will my script files still show up if I do either of these  
>>>> options this?
>>>> Please advise. Jean
>>> Hi Jean,
>>> We'll need some more information about what you did and how you went
>>> about doing it.
>>> Firstly, did you use the CRAN R installer or did you do something
>>> "unofficial" like homebrew?
>>> Second, can you launch R from the Terminal? [1] If so, it's likely a
>>> GUI problem and not a problem with R itself.
>>> Thirdly, don't panic. If you saved your scripts in a reasonable  
>>> place
>>> (e.g., anything under your home directory) the R installer shouldn't
>>> have touched it.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Michael
>>> [1] If you don't know how to do this, click the "Applications" stack
>>> in your dock. Then utilities. Then Terminal. A window (likely white
>>> with black font) will appear; type "R" (no quotes) into it and hit
>>> enter.
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